The Travel Advisory: Covid-19, travel restrictions in Spain
Travelling is a real headache these days due to all the regulations that exist. Each country has taken measures to protect itself. We will tell you about the restrictions in Spain, before you travel.
Before, we used to worry about checking in on time or making sure we had our passports. Now, we have to deal with travel restrictions and having a negative Covid test.
Most of the requirements for entering Spain are similar to those in most other EU countries.
Travel restrictions in Spain
• Restrictions in Spain: Covid certificates
To enter Spain, you need to provide different types of documentation. A negative PCR test is the first requirement, with a result no older than 72 hours.
This document can be presented in physical or electronic form and must be in Spanish, English, French or German, otherwise it may not be accepted.
In some cases, a rapid antigen test is accepted instead of a PCR test in a 48 hour period. However, this criterion differs depending on whether you are travelling from a high risk or a third world country.
It is therefore important to keep an eye on the list of high-risk countries, which is updated every two weeks.
You do not need to present a negative PCR test if you are already vaccinated. All you need to show is the Vaccination Certificate or Official Vaccine Passport.
The vaccination must be done within 14 days, otherwise it will not be accepted by the authorities.
If you recover from Covid-19, you can travel without being vaccinated. You must then present a negative test or a recovery certificate, approved by a specialist doctor.
The certificate is valid after 180 days of the diagnostic test.
• Location forms
24 hours before travelling to Spain, you will need to fill out a passenger location form.
After completing this form, you will receive a QR code, which you can show to the Spanish authorities. You have to show this QR code once you arrive at the airport.
This passenger location form is MANDATORY and you will not be allowed to leave the airport until you can provide one.
Travel within Spain
If you travel within Spain, many Covid restrictions do not apply. For example, travelling by bus or train does not require any type of documentation.
Likewise, if you travel by plane, it is not necessary to present a negative test, vaccine passport or COVID recovery certificate.
You do not need a passenger location form if you are travelling through Spanish cities.
When you arrive in Spain
If you have all the necessary documents, you can travel without problems. Spain does not currently require quarantine for any international traveller.
However, remain vigilant at all times to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Remember to use masks in all cities in Spain. Especially in closed establishments and in public transport.
We remind you that each city in Spain has its own restrictions to be respected. Each province has the right to apply its own rules.
Stay informed about the requirements on the Official Tourism Website of Spain. There, you will find updated details of restrictions in Spain.
Covid-19, prevent the spread
The Spanish government advises you to take precautions if you feel unwell during your stay in Spain.
PCR tests are available in private clinics and rapid tests are available in pharmacies.
More information on restrictions in Spain
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